You are never too loud
Mark 10: 46-48 46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
You are never too loud, v48
If you are going to pursue Jesus, if you really need Him then someone or some situation will try and calm you down.
Many rebuked him. Many still do today. They believe they are right to do so.
But the ‘son of honour or value’ shouts out to the Son of David even more so, there is no one stopping him. It is an awkward pitiful scene. This is certainly not honourable. Attention is on this pathetic man who is nothing in society. Wherever you are today no matter what is going on or has happened, even if your circumstances are not aligning with who you are or what you believe or who you belong to, you can shout and you are never too loud, so call on Jesus as loud as you can, drown out all the other voices. Jesus!
What is limiting you today? What is trying to silence you? Is it insecurity, fear, emotional coldness or spiritual exhaustion?
Decide now you are going to remove whatever it is that stops you calling on Jesus.
Remove the ropes of judgment and condemnation: (Samson) “We will only tie you up and hand you over to them. We will not kill you.” So they bound him with two new ropes and led him up from the rock. Judges 15:13
Remove the dust of rejection: “Shake off your dust; rise up, sit enthroned, O Jerusalem. Free yourself from the chains on your neck, O captive Daughter of Zion.” Isaiah 52:2
Remove the evils of control: “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and to break every yoke?” Isaiah 58:6
Remove the grave clothes of being finished: “Lazarus came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, ‘Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” John 11:44
You are called not to be a quiet mouse, but you are a man and woman of God. You are called for greatness. Your dream is the Messiah to come. My friends He’s been and He’s coming again. There is more. God wants you to stretch and reach and shout out to Him.
“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes …Do not be afraid, you will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace, you will not be humiliated.” Isaiah 54:2, 4.
Yesterday and today may be taken as a day of insignificance, of failure and maybe limitation. But not today. Do not be silenced. Shout even louder. You are never too loud.